Mission

The FSPH Department of Epidemiology provides excellent epidemiologic training, research, translation and service by:

  • The innovative training of the next generation of diverse epidemiologists and public health professionals for careers in academia, the public sector, the private sector, independent research, and non-governmental organizations in California, US and globally.
  • Strengthening and maintaining its leadership role in public health through recruiting and retaining established and early career diverse research and practice faculty at the frontiers of modern epidemiology and its methods and applications.
  • Advancing the production of epidemiology of consequence and epidemiologic methods that have impact on health promotion, disease prevention, care and health policy by leveraging the rich collaborative networks of and partnerships with:
    • UCLA research centers and centers of excellence including UCLA Center for Aids Research (CFAR), the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC), the California Center for Population Research (CCPR), and the Center for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment (CHIPTS);
    • The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the largest public health department in the nation;
    • LA County with its diverse communities and organizations;
    • Local and regional research institutions, including the Veterans Administration, Kaiser Permanente, and Cedars Sinai;
    • The Los Angeles LGBT Center: a community center that since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond providing services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world;
    • International organizations, agencies, and research institutions.
  • Diversifying and strengthening the funding of its research and training activities to maintain its position as the pre-eminent grant receiving department in the FSPH.

 

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